This week, the overall grades of five machinery stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).
Kaydon Corporation (KDN) earns an F (“strong sell”) this week, moving down from last week’s grade of D (“sell”). Kaydon designs, manufactures, and sells custom-engineered products for a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, and industrial. The stock also earns F’s in Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Cash Flow and Margin Growth. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 37.20. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KDN stock.
Hurco Companies, Inc.’s (HURC) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. Hurco Companies designs and produces interactive computer controls, software, and computerized machine systems for the worldwide metal cutting and metal forming industry. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 26.00. To get an in-depth look at HURC, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HURC stock.
This is a rough week for Valmont Industries, Inc. (VMI). The company’s rating falls to F from the previous week’s D. Valmont Industries manufactures fabricated metal products and mechanized irrigation systems. As of Aug. 1, 2014, 14.8% of outstanding Valmont Industries, Inc. shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of VMI stock.
TriMas Corporation (TRS) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. TriMas manufactures trailer products, recreational accessories, packaging systems, energy products and industrial specialty products for the commercial, manufacturing, and consumer markets. The stock also gets an F in Earnings Surprise. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, four times the rate of the week prior. To get an in-depth look at TRS, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TRS stock.
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (SWK) gets weaker ratings this week as last week’s C drops to a D. Stanley Black & Decker is a worldwide supplier of tools and engineered solutions for professional, industrial, construction and do-it-yourself use. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SWK stock.
Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.